Identifying Human Attributes is Part of Workplace Design

Forget, for a second, about whether your company’s workplace is a naturally lit, open space, with funky desks and cappuccino machines — and instead take a look at the people who work in it.  Read more


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Mark Freeman, Microsoft

Urban Farming? What about Office Farming?

Software engineers came up with an award-winning hack for the company’s urban farm and won a meeting with Microsoft President Brad Smith.

Urban farming is a curious offshoot of Microsoft employees’ efforts to make advances in cloud computing.

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The Challenge of Change.

Change is eternal and inevitable. Johan Norberg, author, lecturer and documentary film maker will talk about the “Challenge of Change,” at the CoreNet Global EMEA Summit in London.Read more


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The Future of Work – a Journey to 2022

A recent and fascinating paper by PwC looks at the future of work, identifying three distinct worlds of work – blue, green and orange. Read more


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The Future is….now!

What can corporate real estate executives derive from several recent  predictions of what the future holds for the workaday life?

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Skipping Lunch?

With a growing emphasis on wellness in the workplace, companies may want to dial in to the fact many employees are taking shorter lunches, or skipping them entirely.

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Corporate Real Estate Executives, Are You Counting Your Steps?

Today, people increasingly expect the areas in which they live and work – urban as well as suburban – to be “walkable.” As a result, corporate real estate executives will need to factor walkable locales into the site location decision-making process, according to new research from CoreNet Global.

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Learning Through Change

Learning through Change: Lessons for Corporate Real Estate       

The only thing that is constant is change – Heraclius

As the corporate real estate (CRE) profession continues to evolve for a new generation, change has become the only constant. Dramatic changes in demographics, risk, technology, and global business environments and markets, have altered the structure of the enterprise and are challenging established business processes. The “uberization” of traditional models is impacting business now and making the future more fluid than ever before. Organizations can, and do, approach change in many different ways, and the organization that embraces that change can open up new opportunities for their employees and the company.Read more


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A “BitCoin” for Corporate Real Estate?

You may not have heard the term “blockchain” technology, but you know the most famous example of it: the bitcoin.

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It’s Not “Location, Location, Location” Anymore

It’s one of the oldest mantras in real estate: location, location, location. But in corporate real estate, it’s being replaced by “people, people, people.”

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Make in India

We recently released a new report, Make in India: A Manufacturing Initiative, that details the Indian government led initiative to grow the manufacturing sector in the country.

Our perspective of course is how this exciting program will also foster the growth of the corporate real estate profession in India.

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How Vulnerable Are Your Systems?

By Sam Pickering, Partner – Head of Resilience – energy, sustainability and risk, Incendium Consulting

The ransomware attacks of the past few days have been a stark reminder of just how vulnerable many of the business systems we rely on day to day are. Read more


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